City launches "Balanced Baltimore" website to allow people to decide on funding allocation

BALTIMORE - Balancing a budget is tricky enough, never mind doing it with millions of dollars and a huge budget gap.  

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is asking residents to weigh in on what services should have their funding cut and which ones should receive more money. Starting Monday, the "Balanced Budget" website will launch to allow people to decide on funding allocation, according to a city representative.

The website is broken up into six categories, such as education and safe streets. Each category lists the services the city provides. You can choose whether to give the service more funding, less funding, or keep it as is. Once you're done filling out each section, you can submit your proposal.

The mayor's office says the city is facing a $20 million shortfall for the 2015 fiscal year.

To start balancing the budget, click here.

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